Our Staff

At Pizzi Funeral Home, we are very proud of the fact that our business is family-owned and operated. Our well-trained and understanding staff, available 24 hours a day, has years of experience caring for families from all walks of life. Each and every one of the Pizzi Funeral Home staff members is dedicated to excellence and compassion, guiding our community members through the creation of a service that reflects the individuality of your loved one’s life journey. Our staff members are always available to supply any information necessary to assist you in making funeral arrangements, whether it is at need or pre­need. Please feel free to reach out to us.
 
 

Michael Pizzi, Manager and Co-Founder (N.J. Lic. No. 4176): Long time Northvale resident, Michael Pizzi, attended Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell and continued on to graduate from Montclair State University and the American Academy McAllister Institute (AAMI) of Funeral Service. Michael has lived in Northvale for almost 40 years, and presently resides in the town with his wife, Pamela, and their children, Anthony and Jessica. Michael, who has wanted to be a funeral director for as long as he can remember, bought the business from his parents upon their retirement in July of 2014. He and his wife then formed Pizzi Funeral Home, LLC. At the funeral home, Michael is a jack of all trades, handling everything from funeral arrangements and embalming to landscaping and cleaning. He said he truly appreciates and enjoys helping people during a very difficult time in their lives. Although it can be quite taxing at times, Michael said his job is extremely rewarding. Within the local community, Michael is a member of the Northvale Fire Department; the Knights of Columbus, Council 9021; the Blauvelt Sons of Italy; and a youth recreation coach. He is a parishioner at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church in Northvale. Contact Michael at michael@pizzifh.com.
 

Pamela Pizzi, Co-founder of Pizzi Funeral Home, LLC: Pamela, Michael’s wife, is an alumna of the Academy of the Holy Angels, Class of 1992. She studied education at St. Thomas Aquinas College and taught within the Pie-Valley school upon graduation. At the funeral home, Pam handles of a variety of administrative duties and also serves as the beautician. She is unlicensed, however, and not qualified to make funeral arrangements, embalm, or direct funerals. When she is not working at Pizzi Funeral Home, Pam is an active member of the PTA and very involved in her children’s lives.
 

Anthony R. Pizzi, Director (N.J. Lic. No. 3130): Anthony Pizzi is a graduate of Lodi High School, Bergen Community College, and the American Academy McAllister Institute (AAMI) of Funeral Service. He and his wife, Joyce, stumbled upon the desirable borough of Northvale and decided it was the perfect place to bring their family and start a business. Together, they founded Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home in April of 1977. For more than three and a half decades, Anthony was proud to serve the local community and earn his neighbors’ trust by being a hands-on and compassionate business owner. Anthony is a life-time member of the Northvale Fire Department; the Knights of Columbus, Council 9021; American Legion and VFW in Northvale, and the Blauvelt Sons of Italy. He is also a member of Rockland Country Club in Sparkill, New York. Anthony presently splits his time between Northvale and Naples, Florida.
 

Joyce M. Pizzi, Director (N.J. Lic. No. 3962): Joyce graduated from Lodi High School and St. Thomas Aquinas before earning a master’s degree in psychology from Iona College. She graduated from the American Academy McAllister Institute (AAMI) of Funeral Service and co-founded Anthony R. Pizzi Funeral Home with her husband. While working, Joyce made funeral arrangements, directed funerals and also assisted with grief counseling. Joyce joins her husband, Anthony, as a member of Rockland Country Club and also splits her time between Northvale and Naples, Florida.
 

Robert T. Pizzi, Director (N.J. Lic. No. 5020): Robert, a Bergen Catholic High School and St. Thomas Aquinas College alum, served in the United States Marine Corps until he was honorably discharged as Lance Corporal. A River Vale resident, Robert has been a police officer for almost 20 years and is presently a sergeant within the Northvale Police Department. Robert is a newly-licensed part-time funeral director, excited to be a part of a successful family business.